about eight other sons taken from us, and i just had to know more. i can't really explain it, if somebody had said at that moment you are going to write, you know, a lengthy book about this, it would have been surprising to me. >> rose: were you looking for a story that you wanted to write about, to write a book, it just happened? >> it just happened, the story spoke to you and. >> i am not a military reporter or war reporter, i had been to iraq once and covered from the baghdad bureau for a couple of weeks but never had been to afghanistan, the since i have been a couple of times but no, i had been reporting on the war from the comfort of the north lawn of the white house and, you know, but it is the washington coverage, obama versus mcchrystal and competent address coming, petraeus and replacing mcchrystal and what is the troop going to be, 10,000, 40,000, and, you know, it is superficial, i am only going to talk about my own coverage, that is superficial coverage and that is what i was doing.